Carrier IQ is not as scary as it looks, suggests study
0. phoneArena 06 Dec 2011, 09:14 posted on
While many are accusing Carrier IQ of all kinds of mischief, including logging the text messages, call information, and browsing history of unsuspecting subscribers, others claim that the controversial...
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1. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
i think people just exaggerates.. as i have said before its for CIA to track down criminals and terrorists.. lol
6. buggerrer (Posts: 293; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
Perhaps it is exaggerated or perhaps it isn't. I'm personally still uncertain.
However, I would not consider the ideal intended application of this information collecting to justify such power (if it is as serious as it seems).
Employees who work for the CIA (or Cyber IQ) are people too.
People who are there for our security are not immune to this kind of consideration (security leaking pictures of peoplehttp://j.mp/vnDl75).
While videos on the internet show the ugly side of people, they also show you the ugly side of people in various outfits (e.g. police uniform).
Lastly, I hope that legitimate investigative journalism continues in whatever form it needs to so we don't forget this fundamental truth.
2. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
its a lil exaggerated, carriers need this type of information to better there network and monitor the usage...
why would a carrier care of what you do in your personal time ?? really ??
lol oh by the way my device doesnt have carrier IQ (htc sensation 4g)
3. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
howcome your name is GALAXY-S and you own a HTC Sensation 4G? lol
4. jacko (unregistered)
what does mine say :)
5. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)
i used to own the galaxy-s when i first registered but that was like 4 phones ago lol , i kept the name though no need to change
7. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
The only Tong I wood be concerned about is the collection of website URla. I invite it said they can't be read by carrieriq but if they're collected does that mean someone can access them? this question needs to be answered. The possibility of secured pages being accessible is though only uncomfortable one here...for me
8. supadave (Posts: 12; Member since: 26 Mar 2010)
What I find funny is that the majority of the top comments are from people who do not value their own privacy probably due to the Desensitization the Media & Gov. has been pushing real hard for the past decade, with the false threats of terrorism etc. . I for one am not willing to sacrifice my freedom/privacy for false threats of terrorism, So for that reason I am greatful that my carrier (Verizon Wirless) doesn't use this product.
9. Bethistopheles (Posts: 25; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)
It's still rotten because a) no one was notified it was on their phones, and b) there is no option to opt out of any part of it.
10. Stoli89 (Posts: 333; Member since: 28 Jun 2010)
Who commissioned the pro-Carrier IQ study???